TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, FL July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. Time to register for this important event.
The Transportation Research Board AFB80 Summer meeting will include technical presentations as well as a number of networking events. Topics and demonstrations include: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Mobile/Aerial/Stationary LiDAR, 2022 Datums, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Connected Autonomous Vehicles, Engineering Automation, Subsurface Utility Engineering, project case studies, and vendor and state DOT updates.
As I have noted in previous years, this meeting is a unique opportunity to meet with the key decision makers regarding geomatics and geospatial data acquisition at the state DOTs.
Support for younger geospatial professionals attending this meeting is being strongly urged by the Committee. They are the future of this group and as we all know the number of surveyors retiring is exceeding the rate at which young people are entering the profession.
Presenters include the Florida DOT, Woolpert, Oregon DOT, Axis Geospatial, GeoCue, McKim and Creed, Cardinal Systems, Fresno State University, ESP, NGS, Ohio State, Juniper Unmanned, DataSight, Ohio DOT and more.
There is a tremendous amount of change that is taking place within the transportation community including the use of drones, autonomous vehicles, the modernization of the geodetic datums and the paradigm shift from designing and building highways to the preservation of assets. This is a period of change within the DOTs that can only be matched by the interstate highway program.
On Tuesday the networking event will include a visit to the Daytona International Speedway and the new Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Click here for a link to the Preliminary Agenda.
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